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Ralph W. Read

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Ralph W. Read
BornRalph Wesley Read
DiedMarch 26 1952
New York
CategoriesBooks by Ralph W. Read

Ralph W. Read (?-1952) performed as Pseudo Calosto as a mentalist and was the editor of the revised Tarbell Course in Magic for Vol. 3, 4, 5.


The section on the Classic Pass authored by Read in Tarbell has often been cited by Ken Krenzel as being one of the most well-written and instructive texts on this influential sleight.[1]



  1. Obit Genii 1952 May
  • The Jinx, Issue 118, 1940, Demonstration with Common Objects Shown to the Jinx by Ralph W. Read, page 693
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 23, No. 12, February 1944, The Secretary Reports New York Ring 26 Personality Ralph Read, by Bob Novak, page 57
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 1948, Ralph W. Read, by Bob Novak, page 38
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 13, No. 323, April 1952, Ralph Read Dies, page 162
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 10, June 1952, News Highlights, by Luther Southworth, Around the Rings, page 395
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 68, No. 7, July 1988, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost by John Booth - CHAPTER 222 Mindreading by Read School Magic by Bobo, page 53